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Shake It

I was on my way to the grocery store to attempt a new mediterranean inspired “dip,” to spread on roasted vegetables when my mom’s friend insisted I come home. Turns out I’m on “mom” duty for the next week, so I attempted to make my mom an easy, healthy meal she didn’t have to chew.  This also makes for a vitamin-rich, energy-boosting breakfast.

To make:

  • 1 low-fat yogurt, flavored
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 packet of Amazing Meal
  • 1/4 cup frozen fruit of choice
  • Swig of Fuze juice drink

In a Magic Bullet or blender (I’m turning into a fan of the bullet. You just flip your blender upside down and automatically have a cup with a handle.) blend together the bananas, yogurt, Amazing Meal, a gulps worth of flavored Fuze to create a drinkable consistency, and your favorite frozen fruit for thickness.

 

We’ve had these Amazing Meal sample packets sitting in the cabinet for quite some time, and what better time to boost your immune system with vitamins than when you are sick?  Unfortunately, our frozen fruit abundance depleted and all I could find were cranberries which seemed like they’d be way to tart for a shake.  They actually helped the overly sweet shake by adding a tart, heartiness. 

 

Pour in a glass and enjoy!  And don’t let the “green juice,”  as my younger cousin calls it, color scare you away.

It was sweet and delicious.  Overly sweet for my taste buds, but my mom loves fruit, in everything, including salsa.  So she was pleasantly surprised by the fruity natural sugars and thickness that still fit through a straw.

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Fruit Dip

This is my mom’s recipe, but for a non-fruit eater, it is pretty darn good.  For Easter she had me whip this up and we put it out with fresh strawberries and purple grapes.  To make this sweet treat, combine 1/4 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of sour cream,  an 8 oz package of cream cheese, and 1-2 Tablespoons of real maple syrup (this perfects the dip).  Stir and chill until you are ready to eat.  I noticed that if I whip it up with the hand mixer it actually whips and gets all the lumps out as opposed to stirring with a spoon, but they are both efficient in getting the dip fabbed up.

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Any fruit thrown around a bowl full of this maple infused cream will have your foodies gobbling this up before you can even get a taste.  My mom occasionally improves her dish by having me cut white and cheddar cheeses up into little squares and washing grapes, strawberries, melon, pineapple or whatever else she finds in season and spearing these onto 6-inch skewers with the cheese sandwiched between two kinds of fruit.  Then people can just dip and plop the 3-pronged covered fresh fruit onto a plate and not feel guilty about double and triple dipping each piece back into the communal bowl (Major foul!).

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